By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Newly introduced legislation from the province is aimed at protecting homeowners and buyers of new freehold homes. The government of Ontario announced on Monday, May 27, 2024, that it was introducing a new piece of legislation that, if passed, would work to ban the registration of Notices of Security Interest […]

By Mike Stimpson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

THUNDER BAY — A documentary maker with roots in two Treaty 3 First Nations won two Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Thursday but had no time for celebration. Ryan McMahon, whose mother is from Couchiching and whose paternal grandmother was from nearby Rainy River First Nations, explained Friday that […]

By Serena Austin
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Kenora Miner and news

Calls for ambulances are increasing province wide and so are recruitment efforts, but the Kenora District is having a hard time keeping up with demand.    Recruitment numbers have been suffering since the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of Confederation College’s paramedic program in Kenora and Dryden, explained Derek Hamilton, the president […]

By Katie Nicholls
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
TBnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY — Wrapping up her first year as president and vice-chancellor of Lakehead University, Gillian Siddall took time to reflect on the accomplishments of the institution on Friday. Participating in three convocation ceremonies, where hundreds of students crossed the stage to collect their degrees, Siddall said the past few days had […]

By Carl Clutchey
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

A significant bump-up in federal and provincial funding for beekeepers should help take the sting out of operating costs like hive maintenance and disease protection. In a joint announcement last week, the feds and the province said the Honey Bee Health Initiative is to receive another $1 million, on top […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

The construction of the $1.2-billion jail continues to be an important economic driver for Thunder Bay along with federal immigration targets, according to the latest Conference Board of Canada economic outlook for the city. However, Robin Wiebe, a senior economist with the Conference Board — an independent economic think tank — painted a […]

By Conrad Boyce
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Uxbridge Cosmos

Does your Fido like to swim? Chase stuff? Play with other pups? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those, then you might want to consider heading to Northquest Canine Sport and Training Facility in Uxbridge. Northquest is a canine dock diving training centre that opened in Uxbridge three years […]

From the Hall of Fame
Press release

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the next induction ceremony to be held on Saturday August 9, 2025. The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 with a mission to preserve and honour the area’s rich and proud sports heritage. Since the […]

By Louis Bergeron
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
lbergeron@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances town Council has voted to fill its vacant seat with Kaleb Firth, who was a contender in the 2022 town council elections. The seat was left vacant by David Kircher, who resigned following the release of an Integrity Commissioner report criticizing his conduct. Council was presented with four […]

By Carl Clutchey
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

The spring of 2024 may be remembered not so much for forest fires, but for fantastic fungi. Folks who live in northwestern Ontario and spend a fair bit of time in the woods foraging for wild mushrooms say it’s been one of the best seasons ever for what is arguably […]

By Crystal St.Pierre
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa opened its doors May 17 for the Radical Stitch exhibit. It features 101 beadworks by 44 First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists. The exhibit, which runs until Sept. 30, focuses on beadwork that connects viewers with the past by showcasing artwork of the […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

The Chanterelle has been chosen as the new food and beverage service provider for Fort William Historical Park and will begin welcoming patrons on June 1. Patrick Morash, the park’s general manager, said they have had a great relationship with the Superior Inn Hotel, formerly called the Victoria Inn Hotel, […]